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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Air: Antilock: Abs Warning Light Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102002


  • miles


ABS light continually comes on. On several ocassions, when applying the brakes, they go all the way to the floor with a shuddering noise. The vehicle has been in the dealership 5 / 6 times to repair this problem. The sensor has been changed and after a month or so, it comes back on again. On my last visit to the dealership, I was told mecury was aware of the problem and they were working on a solution. They said I would be contacted in a couple of weeks. That was months ago and my light is back on again. What will it take, an accident? now I am waiting for the manager to return to town to give me a call.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

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